Web Design Services by Gary Westergren

I have built and manage a few websites. These include AGPower92 Triso-Fueled Nuclear Reactor Development and Law Offices of Steven Kaftal. Of course, I have been web developer and webmaster of Oriental Outpost since 2002.

If you need help building, upgrading, or maintaining your website, please contact me. I am affordable, and my websites are built for hundreds of dollars (not thousands). I enjoy the art and solving the puzzle of building a good website for small business owners.

Below is my resume, with relevant details at the top, and my adventurous lifestyle in the second half.

Relevant Work Experience:

Oriental Outpost

9628 Campo Road Suite V, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Aug 2002 - Present

Web Developer / System Administrator / Graphic Design

Duties and Related Skills:

Website Development (full-stack), Webmaster, Linux System Administration (Apache & Nginx), Graphic Design, and Photography.

Build and Manage: MailChimp, Adwords, Adsense, SEO, and Amazon Campaigns.

Fluent in HTML5, CSS, PHP, jQuery, MySQL, and Responsive Design Principles.

Also, an expert in the development of marketing materials and print advertising layout.

Additional Information:

Proficient in the following computer systems, languages, and software:

MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Photoshop, and AutoCAD

Secure military systems: NMCI, SIPRnet, NIPRnet.

Professional-Level Photographer.

Current Security Clearance: Top Secret.

Job Related Training / Certificates:

Internet Retailer Conference and Expo, San Diego, CA 2011

IRCE Web Design Conference, Orlando Fl 2012

Internet Retailer Conference and Expo, Chicago, IL 2013

Internet Retailer Conference and Expo, Chicago, IL 2015

PHP MySQL Professional Course, Udemy 2017

UNIX Security for System Administrators v2.0 2018

CyberLaw II 2018

Other Work History:

California Army National Guard

Dec 2010 – April 2018

Platoon Sergeant / Training NCO / Detachment NCOIC

Duty assignments:

Training NCO, Headquarters Platoon Sergeant, and Tactical Operations Center NCOIC.

When on Operation Enduring Freedom deployment: 315th Engineers Rear Detachment NCOIC, Acting First Sergeant, Forward Deployed Liaison.


Maintain direct supervision, training, and welfare of up to 65 soldiers.

Plan and conduct training sessions.

Obtain training materials and equipment.

Instruct classes and manage other instructors.

Ensure logistical supplies and operations in support of over 130 soldiers during combat engineer training missions.

Write reports, logs, awards, and improvements to standard operating procedures.

2013 Awarded the Army Commendation Medal for excellence in training Soldiers, improving morale, improving Soldier productivity, and maintaining accountability.

2017 Awarded a 2nd Army Commendation Medal for excellence during Operation Enduring Freedom, for stepping into the role of acting First Sergeant, and Training NCO.

U.S. Marine Corps

4th Light Armored Recon Battalion

Camp Pendleton, CA

Jan 1991 - Dec 2002

Platoon Sergeant / Command and Control Vehicle Commander

Served as Platoon Sergeant and NCO in charge of Command Operations Center in 4th Light Armored Recon Battalion.

Awarded Navy Achievement Medal for designing and manufacturing improved tactical vehicle door latches and seating system.

Sent to consult with defense contractor to improve design and manufacturing process for various ballistic door latches. Improvement credited with preventing injuries and providing substantial government cost savings.

Wrote improved repair procedures that were later incorporated into maintenance manuals.

Modern English

Beijing, China

May 2002 - Feb 2003

Television Show Host

Co-Hosted 20 episodes (legal limit) of the Modern English television show.


University of Phoenix

Major: Business Management Minor: Marketing

Human Resources, Total Quality Management, Accounting, Marketing, Project Management

Cuyamaca College / Grossmont College

Associate's Degree 1996

Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Business Entrepreneurship

Computer-Aided Drafting, Business & Entrepreneurship, Computer Technology, Analytic Trigonometry, Analytic Calculus, Engineering.

Language Skills:

English: Native
Mandarin Chinese: Intermediate
Japanese: Novice

Volunteer/Charity Affiliations:

San Diego Velodrome Association

2003-2006 Board Member 1999-2017
Bicycle Race Announcer (paid position)
1999-2001 Program and Facility Manager (paid position)

San Diego County Sheriff's Dept.

9621 Ridgehaven Ct. San Diego, CA 92123

Dec 1992 - Feb 2001

Search and Rescue Academy graduate.
Extensive training in survival, man-tracking, emergency medical, rappelling, and rescue operations.

Participated in many rescues, body recoveries, searches for lost hikers, etc.

Dec 1992: Body recovery from helicopter crash, Fallbrook, CA.

Nov 2000: Saved life of Jack Walsh, age 4, lost and injured in a mountainous region of Anza-Borrego.